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Hard drives are getting bigger and bigger. That’s a good thing – especially with all the photos, songs, movies, videos and other space-hogging media we collect. But all that data piling up on just one giant conventional hard drive presents some problems. How do you keep your files safe? And how do you share or access them from the myriad of devices most people own now – everything from desktop PCs to iPads and smartphones?
That’s where cloud storage really makes a difference. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s basically a form of online storage hosted by third parties that offers huge amounts of space and can be accessed from anywhere through a web service. That’s great, but your data isn’t really under your control, and there’s often a monthly fee involved.
Fortunately, WD has come up with a smart way to give you lots of storage space that’s yours and yours alone. It’s the My Book Live Duo, and it lets you keep all your content in one safe place on your home network, and share files, stream media, and access your content from anywhere.
Need lots of space, or lots of safe file back up? WD’s My Book Live Duo offers both. Straight out of the box, this dual-drive system combines both hard drives into one giant storage space up to a whopping 6 TB in size!
If you want to err on the side of caution and make sure all your media is constantly backed up, you can set the system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode or RAID 1). This divides the total storage capacity in half, but allows for continuous real-time data backup so you’ll always have a second copy of all your files.
Like most people, you probably have at least a couple of different computers – maybe a desktop PC and a Mac laptop, for instance. And other family members might have a laptop of their own. So how do you all share the same data? It helps if it’s in one common location that can be easily accessed. That’s where the My Book Live Duo shines. As a personal cloud storage system, it lets you keep all your content in one safe place on your home network, but allows you to access your media and files anywhere from in the world via WD 2go web access. Just log in and you’ll see and have secure access to all your content as a virtual drive on your Mac or PC.
If you use your iPad or smartphone as your on-the-go, everyday device, you’ll love the accessibility of the My Book Live Duo. WD’s Android, Apple, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry apps let you access your files, music, and photos stored on the system from your mobile device. You can open and view presentations and documents, stream media, and show your photos with a tap of the finger. Or if you take photos or video on your mobile device, you can upload them just as easily.
The My Book Live Duo is a great way to safely store, share and access all your content from anywhere in the world from any of your mobile devices or computers.
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